Getaway to San Luis Obispo

A couple weeks ago, over spring break, we took a trip up the coast to San Luis Obispo. The drive up the coast is just long enough to feel like you are getting away, but not so long that you get restless. The hills were covered in wildflowers and the skies were clear blue. It … Continue reading

Slow Growing Changes

So, it seems like there has been a lot of change in my life lately. For the better, and I am so thankful. New home, new neighborhood, new school for Dilly, new job(s)….. What I am learning, too, is that things take time. Change can happen fast, but often it takes time. There are so … Continue reading

Where our lettuce grows…

So, last spring we rolled up our sleeves and got to garden-making. We built lovely garden beds, amended our soil and planted our seeds and seedlings. Lots of lessons were learned, which I won’t get into now. Brief summary: tomatoes aren’t the fail-safe we thought they’d be (at least not the heirloom variety we planted), … Continue reading

Calm after the storm…

One week ago, we were sitting in the dark and putting a puzzle together by candlelight. The windstorm the night before was so intense that we were really thinking that there may be more and were hunkering down for the night. Learning to be sufficient and function without electricity or hot water (downside of tankless … Continue reading

So much to be thankful for…

Thanksgiving is great. And this year, it was extra sweet because we were spending it with our families, the weather was a.mazing, and life slowed down just enough…. God has been gracious again, and Manish had another clear scan- over three years without cancer- and that is huge. And my parents stayed for 3 nights … Continue reading

Victory and (Greek) Tragedy

This past Friday morning, we found ourselves sitting in the auditorium at Sierra Madre Elementary watching a very enthusiastic and coordinated group of fourth grades perform a brief history of the Greek Culture. We do not have any children in fourth grade, in case you are wondering. Our son is in kindergarten. This was a … Continue reading

Fall Festival Fun

Oh, the fun days of fall are here for sure, as evidenced by our trip to the Fall Festival at Sierra Madre Elementary School. It was Dillan’s first time and he was looking forward to it all week. Happy to report that it did not disappoint! Ball toss, Fishing games, candy, huge bouncy slide- check. … Continue reading